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Title: Manatees' use of Matlacha Isles, a secondary winter refuge site in Southwestern Florida. Final report.
Authors: Barton, Sheri L.
Reynolds, John E.
Keywords: manatees
marine mammals
aerial surveys
photo-identification
Trichechus manatus
Matlacha Isles (Florida)
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2002
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report;No. 849
Abstract: The goal of this study is to examine behavioral and habitat use patterns of manatees and some of the physical characteristics of Matlacha Isles, a secondary winter refuge site in southwestern Florida, to attempt to determine those features manatees may find attractive. For comparison, the same features of two nearby canal systems, not frequented by manatees during the winter, were also examined. Individual manatee activity was observed and monitored by photo-identification.
Description: 62 p. pdf. Includes bibliographical references, charts, tables and maps.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/3120
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